The Oyo State Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Patriot Lukman Yekini has emphasized the urgent need for stakeholders at all levels to embrace peace as the only solution to multifaceted problems ravaging the country.
Patriot Yekini made the call during a peace rally in Ibadan on Monday.
The commandant who led officers of the command from its Oluyole Estate headquarters through the state Secretariat to Molete, Ibadan maintained that there is need for peaceful coexistence in order to put an end to insecurity in the land.
Yekini explained that peace corps was saddled with the responsibility of reorientating the minds of youths especially students against all forms of social vices
Yekini added that the peace march was observed by members of the corps across the country, disclosing that the organisation’s core mandate is to ensure that peace reigns supreme in Nigeria.
Patriot Yekini who observed that social vices such as drug abuse, cultism, examination malpractices, among others are rampant among the youths, said the cardinal focus and mandate of the Peace Corps of Nigeria is to clean up the mind of the youths to make them useful leaders of tomorrow.
“If the youths of today are not properly tutored and properly directed to be true leaders, our society will pay for it, and that’s what Peace Corps is all about.
“We want peace to be in our heart, home, state and everywhere, without peace, their will not be meaningful development in Nigeria and without peace good policies of government will be very difficult to implement”, the Corps chief said.
The Peace Corps commandant further said that they are preaching harmony and peaceful coexistence among the ethnic groups in the country.
He added that the Peace Corps of Nigeria statutory core mandate is to develop , empower and provide gainful employment for the youths of the country in order to facilitate peace and volunteering community service towards nation building.
” Our main objective is to train, educate and reorientate the youths of the nation particularly, student who are future leaders of the country adding that they need to be good citizens to redirect their productive energy towards the socio-economic advancement of the nation”, he added.